WEEHAWKEN, NJ. - JULY 4: The New York City skyline is seen in the distance as fireworks explode over the Hudson River during the Macy's fireworks display July 4, 2009 in Weehawken, New Jersey. It was the first time since 2000 that the Macy's display took place over the Hudson River and not the East River.

The Fourth of July is slowly approaching. Some are wondering what food to have at the cookout or which fireworks they want to let off, some may even be traveling to visit family. Well hopefully, they aren’t going somewhere not worth celebrating.

Wallet Hub conducted a study on the best and worst places to celebrate the Fourth of July. Yeah, that’s right there are some cities that are the worst of them all! While celebrations have been limited the last few years due to the pandemic, the time has come for celebrations to return. Cities are happy to bring back some of their favorite patriotic celebrations. This year alone, Americans are expected to spend a collective $7.7 billion on just food this holiday season, according to Wallet Hub. Yeah, you read that right! That sounds like a lot of hot dogs and hamburgers for the weekend.

To find the best (and worst) places to celebrate, Wallet Hub considers 100 of the top cities across the nation. Comparing how they balance holiday fun and cost, Wallet Hub discusses the best places to celebrate the Fourth of July. North Carolina unfortunately did not make it too high on the list. Coming in at No. 32 is Charlotte, North Carolina. Meanwhile, it could be a lot worse but we are not one of the top 10 states to celebrate in. With an estimate of 33 Fourth of July celebrations happening this year, the city made it just above the halfway mark. Do you have plans to celebrate the Fourth in the city this year?

Top 10 Cities to Celebrate the Fourth of July:

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. Washington, DC
  4. Atlanta, GA
  5. Las Vegas, NV
  6. New York, NY
  7. San Diego, CA
  8. Seattle, WA
  9. Orlando, FL
  10. New Orleans, LA

Check out the full list of the best and worse cities to celebrate the Fourth of July here.

List: 8 Places To Catch Fireworks Near Charlotte This 4th Of July

  • Knights Stadium/Romare Bearden Park

    Location: Uptown Charlotte at the Knights Stadium (324 S. Mint Street)

    Time: Following the conclusion of the baseball game (1st pitch at 6:05pm)

  • Carowinds

    Location: Carowinds (300 Carowinds Blvd)

    Time: 9:30 pm Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

  • Lake Wylie

    Location: Near the Buster Boyd Bridge (NC/SC 49)

    Time: 9:30 pm

     

  • Gastonia

    Location: Rotary Centinnial Pavilion (107 N. South Street)

    Time: 9:30 pm

  • Rock Hill

    Location: Corner of Dave Lyle and Main Street

    Time: 9:30 pm

     

  • Harrisburg

    Location: Harrisburg Park (191 Sims Pkwy)

    Time: Undisclosed

  • Tega Cay

    Location: 15803 Molokai Drive

    Time: 9:30 pm

  • York

    Location: York Middle School (1010 Devinney Rd)

    Time: Event runs from 7-11pm